[nycphp-talk] talk Digest, Vol 41, Issue 5

Mitch Pirtle mitch.pirtle at
Mon Mar 8 20:33:00 EST 2010

On Mon, Mar 8, 2010 at 6:34 PM, Gary Mort <garyamort at> wrote:
> There actually are a number of ideas for better solutions, but in the end
> they require some thought on the developers part.  Wheras using specific id
> numbers doesn't require much thought[and setting up increments that we can
> ignore requires almost none at all].
> I think in the end there are a range of practices, and while special numbers
> can and does turn around and bite you in the but eventually[what happens
> when you run out of them?] - their good enough for /most/ people.  And those
> who do get bitten by the issue are hopefully making enough money hand over
> fist to hire programmers from the NYPHP members list. :-)

Yup, and that line of thought is exactly why we've suffered under the
loathsome burden of ItemID all these years.

-- Mitch

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